Jays Minors Review: 21-Apr-10


Here is a review of the major events in the minors for the Jays on Wednesday, 21st of April:

AAA Las Vegas –Postponed

AA New Hampshire – Lost 13-3 vs Trenton (NYY)

  • The Fishercats were shut down by one of the arms I highlighted in my On The Level post for the 6th of April in NYY prospect David Phelps – a great guy to keep an eye on in fantasy leagues. He threw 6 shutout innings against NH, allowing only 4 hits and 1 walk while getting 6 Ks.
  • NH did manage to get some runs in on the Trenton relievers, with Eric Thames leading the way with a 2 for 4 day and his first HR of 2010.
  • Randy Boone and Bubbie Buzachero allowed 12 ER between them which pretty well sums up their day.

HiA Dunedin – Won 9-8 vs Brevard County

  • Joel Carreno was bailed out by a very strong offense after allowing 6 runs, 5 earned, in his 5 innings of work.
  • Dunedin hitters belted 17 hits against Brevard pitching, led by 3  each from Welinton Ramirez (.231) and the impressive Raul Barron (.389).
  • Raul Barron, Tyler Pastronicky, and Justin McLanahan had a double a piece, but the remainder of the 17 hits (14) were singles.
  • Travis d’Arnaud (.396) went 2 for 4, bringing him closer to a .400 average.

LoA Lansing – Lost 10-2 vs Fort Wayne (SD)

  • Chad Jenkins is really having a hard time getting adjusted in LoA Lansing, losing the game after a 5 inning, 7 hit, 3 walks, 4 ER,  and 5 K effort on Wednesday. It wasn’t a horrible day by any means, but most of us expected him to make easy work of LoA, so it’s still a little bit of a disappointment. He’ll surely get things worked out soon and I still expect he’ll end the season in Dunedin.
  • Reliever Nestor Molina had his first big blemish of 2010, allowing 5 ER in his 1 inning of work, which boosted his ERA all the way up to 10.29.
  • Lansing only managed 4 hits and committed 3 errors in the game, not exactly great support for the pitching! Ryan Schimpf, Oliver Dominguez (5th SB), Kevin Nolan, and Eric Eiland had the 4 hits for Lansing.
  • I’m not sure what’s going on in Lansing, but only 2 of the Lansing hitters have averages above .225 and neither are regulars (Eiland at .298 and Turkamani at .313)…..which begs the question, what’s being taught down there in terms of hitting and should changes be made? I know they should be doing much better than this offensively, as they have lots of talent on board. Things should turn around, but that’s a pretty worrisome stat.